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Warrant to appoint Martin Howard as Chief Justice of North Carolina
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
July 29, 1766
Volume 11, Page 209

[B. P. R. O. Plantations General B. T. Vol: 52. p. 289.]
Martin Howard Esqre Chief Justice of North Carolina.

July 29th 1766.
George R.

Trusty and Wellbeloved we greet you well Whereas we have taken into our Royal consideration the loyalty Integrity and Ability of our trusty and wellbeloved Martin Howard Esqre We have thought fit hereby to authorize and require you forthwith to cause Letters Patent to be passed under the seal of our Province of North Carolina constituting and appointing him the said Martin Howard our Chief Justice of and in our said Province in the room of Charles Berry Esqre deceased to have hold exercise and enjoy the said Office unto him the said Martin Howard for and during our Pleasure and his residence within our said Province together with all and singular the Rights Profits Privileges and Emoluments unto the said Place belonging in as full and ample manner as the said Charles Berry or any other person hath formerly held and enjoyed the same with full power and authority to hold the supreme Courts of Judicature at such places and times as the same may and ought to be held within our said Province and for so doing this shall be your warrant. And so we bid you farewell. Given at our Court at St James's the twenty ninth day of July 1766. in the sixth year of our reign.

By His Majesty's command